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Women's History in Buffalo and Western New York Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo)


Historical Note

University Archives has several areas of collecting focus. Women’s History in Buffalo and Western New York was launched as the Women’s Archives Project (WAP) in 1977 by then university archivist Shonnie Finnegan. One year prior to the establishment of the WAP, the Social Welfare History Archives Center at the University of Minnesota embarked on a census of women’s history sources across the country, surveying archivists, manuscript curators, and other historical agencies. One of the repositories surveyed was UB’s University Archives. 21 collections and record groups were identified as having material regarding women’s history, laying the groundwork for the WAP.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst League of Women Voters records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0064

This collection contains the business records, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications and other records of the Amherst, N.Y. League of Women Voters.

Dates: 1910-2001; Majority of material found within 1947-2001

Erie County International Women's Year committee records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39072038465021], Envelope: 2
Identifier: MS-0249

Correspondence, minutes, and other documents relating to Erie County's efforts to recognize International Women's Year.

Dates: 1975

Georgia Burnette papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0264

This collection contains the family papers and professional materials of Georgia Burnette. The family papers includes materials and photographs of Burnette family reunions. The professional materials include Georgia Burnette's published articles on family reunions, health, travel, and African American veterans.

Dates: 1955-2018

Joan Bozer papers

 Collection — Box 1-36+
Identifier: MS-0231

Personal and professional papers of former Erie County Legislator Joan Bozer. Includes papers from various projects Bozer worked on throughout her career.

Dates: 1876-2003

Adeline Levine papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 22-3F-1289

Papers related to the career of Dr. Adeline Levine (1925-2015), Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo. Includes correspondence, writings, teaching and research material, and documentation of professional involvement with the Pro-Choice Network of Western New York.

Dates: 1943-2016; Majority of material found within 1968-1990

Mothers' Club of Buffalo collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MS-0054

The Mothers' Club of Buffalo, affiliated with the Mother's Assembly of the State of New York, was a local women's group dedicated to educating parents about issues relating to the home and school. The collection includes annual programs listing upcoming meetings, officers, and current members from 1904-1910. It also includes programs from the 1912 New York State Mothers Assembly held in Rochester, N.Y.

Dates: 1904-1912

Joanne L. Schweik papers

 Collection — Box 1-4, 6-10
Identifier: MS-0037
Abstract Papers of Joanne L. Schweik concerning her activities as Vice President for Public Relations of the New York Branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as editor of the NOW New York State newsletter. Included are correspondence, local branch newsletters, council meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. Also included is a photocopy of the transcript for the Equal Rights Amendment hearings before the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee on...
Dates: 1972-1980; Majority of material found within 1972-1977

Evelyn Watson papers

Identifier: RBMS-014

Papers of Evelyn Watson, prolific Buffalo-area writer, award-winning poet, and noted mystic. Consists of published and unpublished poems, plays and other writings, covering themes such as Christmas, religion, and mysticism. Also includes correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous items, such as a scrapbook containing poetry-related clippings.

Dates: 1921-1950

Women's Educational and Industrial Union letter

 Collection — Envelope 1: [Barcode: 39072039027325]
Identifier: MS-0263

March 9, 1905 letter from Margaret Cox to Harriet Townsend, President of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union in Buffalo, New York. The letter concerns turning over the Union's building to the University of Buffalo.

Dates: 1905

The Women's Group records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39072039447358]
Identifier: MS-0253

Membership rosters, newsletters, schedules, and events pertaining to The Women's Group of Buffalo, New York.

Dates: 1983-2018
Additional filters:
Clippings (information artifacts) 4
Correspondence 4
Minutes (administrative records) 3
Women -- Societies and clubs -- New York (State), Western -- History -- Sources 3
Newsletters 2
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Photographs 2
Women -- United States -- Societies and clubs 2
Administrative records 1
Administrative reports 1
African American nurses -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
African American women -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
African Americans -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
American literature -- 20th century 1
American poetry -- 20th century 1
Amherst (N.Y.) -- Voting 1
Architecture and tourism 1
Audiocassettes 1
Brochures 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Women -- 20th century 1
Business networks -- Women -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Chemical plants -- Waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) -- Niagara Falls 1
Child welfare -- History -- United States 1
Class reunions -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Color photographs 1
Color slides 1
County government 1
Cuba 1
Culture and tourism 1
Diaries 1
Digital images 1
Equal rights amendments -- New York (State) 1
Family papers 1
Family reunions 1
Hazardous substances -- Environmental aspects 1
History -- Sources 1
Letters (correspondence) 1
Local government 1
Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) 1
Manuals (instructional materials) 1
Manuscripts (document genre) 1
Mothers -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Societies and clubs 1
Mysticism in literature 1
New York (State) -- Environmental health -- Niagara Falls 1
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Poetry 1
Nursing -- Practice -- United States 1
Nursing schools -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Nursing students -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Parks -- United States 1
Peace -- Study and teaching 1
Peace movements -- United States -- History 1
Poems 1
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Archives 1
Posters 1
Preservation and restoration 1
Reports 1
Sociology -- Study and teaching -- United States 1
State University of New York at Buffalo 1
The Buffalonians 1
Tourism 1
Travel 1
Waterfronts 1
Women 1
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- New York (State) 1
Women -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Social conditions 1
Women -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Societies and clubs 1
Women -- New York State -- Erie County 1
Women -- Services for -- New York (State) 1
Women -- Social networks -- New York (State) -- Buffalo 1
Women -- Societies and clubs -- History 1
Women -- Societies and clubs -- History -- Sources 1
Women -- Societies and clubs -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Metropolitan Area 1
Women and peace -- United States -- History 1
Women executives -- Societies and clubs -- History 1
Women pacifists -- United States -- History 1
Women's health 1
Women's rights -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 1
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